Welcome to Howth
Tidily positioned at the foot of a bulbous peninsula, the pretty port village of Howth (the name rhymes with 'both') is a major fishing centre, yachting harbour and one of the most sought-after addresses in town.Howth is divided between the upper headland – where the best properties are, discreetly spread atop the gorse-rich hill where there are some fine walks and spectacular views of Dublin Bay – and the busy port... Read More
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin
Leave Dublin behind and head to the Hill of Tara deep in the Irish countryside. The hill dates back to the 11th century and has many different ancient monuments and the seat of High King of Ireland. Hop back on board your coach and head to Newgrange. To help you experience the history of this ancient land, your guide will lead you into the actual tombs of Newgrange (dating from 3000 B.C.), one of the oldest and largest Neolithic burial chambers in Europe. They even predate the Egyptian pyramids!Finish off you tour with a quick stop in the picturesque town of Howth. Originally a fishing village, Howth is home to some of the oldest buildings in Ireland.
Dublin Bay and Malahide Castle Half-Day Tour
Your visit to Malahide Castle includes a guided tour. There will also be time to unwind with a cup of tea in the pleasant castle surrounds.Soak in scenes of Irish daily life and watch the native seals as your tour explores the picturesque fishing village of Howth.
Howth Day Trip from Dublin
Meet your guide in central Dublin to begin your 6-hour tour. After a 25-minute train ride, arrive in Howth. Stroll the hilly landscape, taking in the fresh sea air and walking along the cliffs. Let your guide regale you with historical tales of the area, particularly about the Vikings who first arrived in the 9th century. Hear how the name Howth is possibly derived from hǫfuð, an ancient Norse word for ‘head,’ which makes sense as this peninsula is also called Howth Head and was inhabited by Vikings centuries ago. It is home to one of Ireland’s oldest structures, the imposing Howth Castle. Lovers of Irish literature might recall it is the spot where Leopold Bloom proposed to Molly in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.On clear days, Howth offers a great view of Dublin and, if you squint, you can sometimes see as far as Northern Ireland and Wales. The area also boasts Howth Castle, one of the oldest occupied buildings in all of Ireland. Learn about its intriguing history and its place in Irish culture as you soak up the views. Lighthouses, Viking and medieval ruins, remnants from the Neolithic age and W.B. Yeats’ boyhood home are just a few of the other sights you may see.When you’ve built up a hunger, stop into the Summit restaurant for a traditional Howth seafood meal, which is discounted for your tour group (or feel free to bring your own lunch, if you wish).At the end of the tour, simply hop back on the train for Dublin. Or, if you’re smitten with the real Ireland, feel free to stay a bit longer and sip a pint of beer in one of the great pubs that sprinkle the area.
North Coast and Malahide Castle Day Tour from Dublin
This half day tour departs at 11am. This tour takes place in a double decker bus to allow the best possible experience of the beautiful scenery en route. The tour is given by a Fáilte Ireland accredited guide in a live English only commentary. Departing from Dublin City Centre, the tour takes in the North Coastal area of Clontarf, passing by Bull Island. This is followed by the first stop off on board, in Malahide Castle. Admission to Malahide Castle is included in the price of the tour ticket. Passengers are taken on a guided tour of the Castle and get to discover its long history and the legacy left behind by the Talbot family. Passengers can then explore the picturesque fishing village of Howth for a short while at their leisure before re-joining the tour. After experiencing the best of one of Dublin’s favorite coastal towns, the tour begins to travel back to Dublin City. Passengers can avail of one free loop of the Hop-on Hop-off city tour on the same day as they have taken the tour, and a Dublin Highlights and Hidden Corners walking tour.
Tour to Malahide Castle and Howth from Dublin
Your half-day tour starts with departure from central Dublin for the drive to Malahide Castle, where you'll enjoy a guided tour of this refurbished landmark that dates back to the 12th century. With your guide, wander the castle grounds, spanning some 250 acres, and keep your eyes or ears open for ghosts said to haunt the site. You'll see the private gardens of Lord Talbot, which have been opened to the public and are described by garden lovers as a small botanic haven.Then visit the local craft shops or relax over a coffee and snack, if you wish (own expense), before continuing your tour with a coastal drive through picturesque Malahide to Howth. You have time to stroll around this pretty village before making your way to the summit of Howth for a photo op over Dublin Bay. Less than one hour from the city, you'll enjoy a scenic respite. Your tour ends with return to your pickup point.
Half Day Trip to Malahide Castle and North Coast from Dublin
Escape to the coast and spend a half day exploring Howth village and Malahide Castle. Escape the city on one of the most popular half-day tours from Dublin. Stopping first at the grounds of Malahide Castle you can enjoy a live guided tour of the refurbished castle and wander the majestic castle grounds, one of Dublin’s best attractions. Visit the local craft shops or relax over a coffee and pastry. Then travel along the scenic coastal drive to the picturesque fishing village of Howth. Take time to wander around this pretty village, before heading on to Howth summit for a spectacular photo opportunity overlooking Dublin Bay.